political risk

29 Apr 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Barrick Gold’s Loulo-Gounkoto complex in Mali.

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 29 April 2021 – Despite the fragile political situation in Mali, Barrick Gold Corporation’s Loulo-Gounkoto complex continues delivering the ounces at a […]
18 Apr 2021

Africa is not only about profits in the back pocket.

By Leon Louw, founder of WhyAfrica 18 April 2021 – Investing in Africa should not only be about big profits in the back pocket. Any African country is a high-risk […]
7 Apr 2021

Boko Haram step up attacks in Cameroon

07 April 2021 – The Islamist armed group Boko Haram has stepped up attacks on civilians in towns and villages in the Far North region of Cameroon since December 2020, killing at […]
5 Apr 2021

Russian presence in CAR a cause for concern

05 April 2021 – United Nations experts have warned that a Russian presence in the Central African Republic (CAR) is cause for concern. The group of experts expressed concerns about […]
4 Apr 2021

Did we cry wolf in Mozambique?

By Leon Louw for WhyAfrica  04 April 2021 – How did risk analysts and intelligence agencies get it so wrong in Mozambique? Or did they? They have been warning about […]
22 Mar 2021

Covid-19 cuts down two big African trees.

By L.M. Louw 22 March 2021 – Covid-19 has cut down two big African trees. John Magufuli (61) passed away as president of Tanzania last week, while the Zulu monarch, […]
19 Mar 2021

Tanzania poised for a U-Turn.

19 March 2021 – After the untimely death of President John Magufuli this week, Tanzania might be poised for a U-Turn on Covid-19 policies and improved relationships with foreign investors. […]
17 Feb 2021

UN Refugee Agency alarmed about DRC atrocities.

17 February 2021 – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is alarmed at ongoing atrocities carried out by armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). According to the […]
10 Jan 2021

Burning down the house

Hold tight, wait ’til the party’s over Hold tight, we’re in for nasty weather There has, got to be a way Burning down the house Talking Heads By L.M. Louw […]
23 Nov 2020

Private investment will strengthen fragile African states

By LM Louw for WhyAfrica 23 November 2020 – Private investment, in tandem with other forms of funding, can strengthen fragile African states and improve the outlook of its people. […]
9 Nov 2020

License to operate the top risk in 2020

By LM Louw 09 November 2020 – Covid-19 has altered the operating environment for the extractive sector. It is hardly a surprise that “the license to operate” is the top […]